EIGE's new Study on Economic Benefits of Gender Equality prove that more gender equality boosts economic growth. The evidence confirms that improvements to gender equality would generate more jobs for the EU – up to 10.5 million additional jobs by 2050. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita would also be positively affected and could increase up to nearly 10% by 2050. Another important finding shows that addressing different gender inequalities together is likely to generate more positive impacts, rather than tackling them one by one in isolation.
Find out more about the study here - http://europa.eu/!Vc93xb - and follow more Twitter updates under #EIGEeconomicBenefits.
EIGE´s Research Communication Officer, Bernadette Gemmell, will present EIGE´s work on economic benefits at the 11th meeting of Gender Equality Commission from the 5 - 7 April in Strasbourg.
The agenda of the event and the presentation are enclosed and available for download (RESOURCES tab).